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May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014

EPA considers stricter disclosure on fracking fluids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it wants to gather public comment on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose the content of fluids used for oil and gas production, a possible step toward greater federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The agency on Friday released an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” that came partly as a response to a petition by the environmental group Earthjustice under a section of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014

US billionaire green activist shifts from bomb thrower to team player

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Boston Red Sox fans streamed into Fenway Park last April for an early-season baseball game, a small plane circled above, towing a banner that read “Steve Lynch for Oil Evil Empire.”

Downtown, truck-mounted video screens looped attack ads against the Democratic congressman, who was running for a Senate seat.

May 8, 2014